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Compare the Language in 'Exposure' and Other Poems.

In this worksheet, students will compare the language in 'Exposure; and other poems.

'Compare the Language in 'Exposure' and Other Poems.' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Year:  GCSE

GCSE Subjects:   English Literature

GCSE Boards:   AQA, Pearson Edexcel,

Curriculum topic:   Poetry, Poetry Anthology Collections

Curriculum subtopic:   Power and Conflict: 'Exposure' Conflict: 'Exposure'

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, students will compare language in 'Exposure' and other poems from the Power and Conflict cluster. 


Wilfred Owen was a soldier and poet who fought in WWI.  He was shot and killed just one week before the end of the war! His mum was told that he had been killed on the day that WWI ended - how sad is that? 


Owen wrote a lot of poetry about the war - he wanted to tell everyone at home how terrible it really was for the poor soldiers who fought and died for their country. 


We are going to look at the language used in his poem 'Exposure' - sometimes it can be a bit graphic because he described war as the soldiers really saw it.


Can you now grab your Power and Conflict anthology to help you, and a pen and paper to make notes?


We'll be looking at:


Themes and ideas


Language features  


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